FORREST, CHARLES RAMUS, LIEUTENANT COLONEL. 'A PICTURESQUE TOUR ALONG THE RIVER GANGES AND JUMNA, IN INDIA'. LONDON: R. ACKERMANN, 1824
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- 'A Picturesque Tour along the River Ganges and Jumna, in India'. London: R. Ackermann, 1824
- Paper, ink, leather, cloth
4to (13 1/4 x in.; 337 x mm). Folding engraved map, 2 hand-colored aquatint vignettes (title and last page), 24 hand-colored aquatint plates; occasional and faint spotting generally not affecting images, some slight offsetting of text onto plates. Half green calf over green cloth covered boards, margins ruled in gilt, spine with five raised bands in six compartments, second and third gilt-lettered, others with repeat gilt rules and cornerpieces, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers; spine sunned, some rubbing to extremities.
Abbey, 'Travel' 441; Tooley 227
First edition. It was the aim of Forrest to excite the attention of readers little acquainted with India, and to give a compressed account of its history, customs, and "manners of that wonderful empire."